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The minimum turnaround time for a Film Permit is currently five (5) complete business days.

The Office of Film + Music will be closed from December 25 until January 2. Permit applications for shoot days during this timeframe must be submitted to no later than 9:00am on December 22. Medium/high impact filming requests may require additional time for processing.

Responses to general inquiries will take longer than usual between December 22 and January 12. Refer to our FAQs section for more information on obtaining a Film Permit in Seattle.

Seattle has been the background for many landmark films and the foreground of progressive musical movements. At the Office of Film + Music we're committed to helping you become the next Seattle icon.

Our office is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries. The Office of Film + Music is a streamlined resource for all of your film and music needs. We offer creative tax incentives and professional business development opportunities, making this vibrant city the perfect background for your next film or music production. Let Seattle be your stage for creating and discovering great film and music.

Seattle is a sophisticated city with global influence and an identity all its own.

Make it your setting, make it your city.


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